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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about Ukraine and an amazing book called "The Tragedy of Ukraine: What Classical Greek Tragedy Can Teach Us About Conflict Resolution." Its author is our guest Nicolai N. Petro, Professor of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island. Petro is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He is the recipient of two Fulbright awards (one to Russia and one to Ukraine).
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A rally and march against war are being planned for February 19 in Washington DC called Rage Against the War Machine. See: https://rageagainstwar.com . This week we speak with two of the key planners, Nick Brana, Chair of the People's Party of the United States (Previously he was the National Political Outreach Coordinator on Bernie Sanders' 2016 run for president and the Electoral Manager at Our Revolution), and Angela McArdle, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee.  
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about the new (or is it the same?) Cold War. Our guest Vijay Prashad is the author of dozens of books and countless articles, his books including The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World. He is executive-director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research where he has just published an article or newsletter called "The Winds of the New Cold War Are Howling in the Arctic Circle."  
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Pitasanna Shanmugathas has produced a series of videos exposing the little-known horrors of Canadian foreign policy. See https://www.truthtothepowerless.com Pitasanna Shanmugathas holds a master’s degree in global affairs from the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs—he has worked in multiple organizations advocating for peace and disarmament such as Save the Children, Science for Peace, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, and STAND Canada. While completing his post-graduate...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing Historians on Call with Margaret Power, who is co-chair of Historians for Peace and Democracy. See historiansforpeace.org She is a professor of history emeritus from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is the author or co-editor of seven books including Right-Wing Women in Chile: Feminine Power and the Struggle against Allende, 1964-1973 and Solidarity across the Americas: The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and Antiimperialism.  See:...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing how the weapons business is making dramatic use of the war in Ukraine. Our guest, Niamh Ni Bhriain, is the War and Pacification Programme Coordinator at the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Transnational Institute and Stop Wapenhandel have a new report out called "Smoke Screen: How States Are Using the War in Ukraine to Drive a New Arms Race." The report is available here:...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing how the weapons business is making dramatic use of the war in Ukraine. Our guest, Niamh Ni Bhriain, is the War and Pacification Programme Coordinator at the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Transnational Institute and Stop Wapenhandel have a new report out called "Smoke Screen: How States Are Using the War in Ukraine to Drive a New Arms Race." The report is available here:...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Professor Ilan Pappe is the Director of the European Center for Palestine Studies and a senior fellow of the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Pappe is the author of 20 books his two most recent ones are Our Vision for Liberation, with Ramzy Baroud and The Historical Dictionary of Palestine with Johnny Mansour. His most known work is the 2006 book The Ethnic Cleansing of...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing U.S. resisters to World War II with Daniel Akst, author of the brand new book War By Other Means: The Pacifists of the Greatest Generation Who Revolutionized Resistance .
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about Honduras. Our guest Allison Lira is the Director of the Honduras Program for the Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective. Allison Lira holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.Phil in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation from Trinity College Dublin. See https://solidaritycollective.org
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing Ukraine with Medea Benjamin. Her latest book is "War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict," co-authored with Nicolas J.S. Davies. See: https://peaceinukraine.org and https://codepink.org
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This week on Talk World Radio we're speaking with the author of Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality . Dr. Ian Lustick holds the Bess W. Heyman Chair (Emeritus) in the Political Science Department of the University of Pennsylvania. He has published widely in the fields of Middle East politics, comparative politics, social science methodology, U.S. foreign and national security policy, and social science-based computer simulation.  
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about how nuclear war is nothing to worry about and if you just go indoors you'll be fine -- NO, we're not! We're talking sensibly about nukes with someone who knows what she's talking about. Our guest, Jackie Cabasso, has been involved in nuclear disarmament, peace, environmental, and social justice advocacy at the local, national, and international levels for more than 40 years. She has served as Executive Director of the Western States Legal...
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This week on Talk World Radio, our guest is Christopher Coyne, a Professor of Economics at George Mason University and a senior fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California. He is the author of the new book In Search of Monsters to Destroy . His website is https://ccoyne.com
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This week, we speak with former Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich about the turn toward warmongering in U.S. politics.
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about murdering people with flying robots, er excuse me, doing noble targeted drone strikes, except when Russia does them because then they're evil. We welcome back two guests. Nick Mottern and Kathy Kelly are co-coordinators of BanKillerDrones.org. Nick is on the board of Veterans For Peace. Kathy is President of the Board of World BEYOND War. They are also planners of Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal. https://bankillerdrones.org...
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This week we're speaking with Rashid Khalidi, who is Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, and author, among other books of the fantastic book, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: Settler-Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017.
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing Palestine, Israel, and what one is and is not allowed to say out loud. Our guest is Rev. Graylan S. Hagler, former chief pastor at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C. and director of Faith Strategies.
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing the upcoming COP27 UN climate meeting in Egypt, with Nancy Mancias and Cindy Piester. Resources discussed are posted here: https://worldbeyondwar.org/cop27 Nancy Mancias is a doctoral student in Anthropology and Social Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She holds a MBA from Dominican University of California and BA in Drama from San Francisco State University. She has worked over 15 years in the non-profit sector, focusing on...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking with two members of Women for Weapons Trade Transparency. Founded in July 2020 by undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin, Women for Weapons Trade Transparency is a nonprofit promoting transparency of the weapons and arms trade. Their website is https://w2t2.org Rosie Khan is a Founding Board Member of Women for Weapons Trade Transparency. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a quintuple-major. She hopes to...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing nuclear weapons and efforts to abolish them with two activists from the Seattle, Washington, area, Tara Villalba, who organizes with neighbor tenants and workers, and Thomas Rogers who is a former Navy submarine captain now active with the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action. I'll be joining them for a rally in Seattle on September 24 which can be found at https://abolishnuclearweapons.org I hope we can inspire others to do the same in their...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing peacebuilding and women's rights with Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, MBE, Founder/CEO of International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and director of the London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace and Security who was awarded an MBE in 2020 in honor of her contributions to international peacebuilding.
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about cancer clusters in heavily polluted neighborhoods in the United States, and an upcoming protest on September 29th at the EPA in Washington D.C. September 20, 2022: https://www.safeprotestepa.org Our guest, Susan Wind, became an environmental advocate after her daughter Taylor was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2017. Through her investigative skill set, she exposed a thyroid cancer cluster in her town along with a dirty secret - builders,...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing dramatic political developments in Pakistan with Professor Junaid S. Ahmad who is the Director of the Center for the Study of Islam and Decoloniality and teaches Law, Religion, and Global Politics in Islamabad, Pakistan. He does a wide array of consultancy on issues related to international law and international affairs. Junaid is also the founder and Chair of the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) - Pakistan.
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing Afghanistan with Dr. Zaher Wahab, Professor Emeritus, Lewis and Clark College and the American University of Afghanistan; born, raised, and schooled in a village in Afghanistan; Attended the American University of Beirut, Columbia University, and Stanford University. Zaher Wahab was senior adviser to the Minister of Higher Education of Afghanistan from 2002 to 2006; taught at Kabul University and Kabul Education University 2006 to 2013; and...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're speaking with Carmen Wilson, a community development expert and the Community Manager at Demilitarise Education, a world renowned organisation that envisions a world where universities champion peace. She is a world citizen, having grown up in Asia for 14 years, including in Taipei, Taiwan, Beijing, China, Tokyo, Japan, and Manila, Philippines. She has a B.S. in Media Management and an M.A. in Globalization & International Development Studies, having...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're speaking with Matt Hoh. In 2009, Matthew Hoh resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan with the State Department over the U.S. escalation of the war. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, Matt had taken part in the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Since his resignation, he has been a peace activist and truth teller. In 2010, Matt was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling and, in 2021, he was awarded as a Defender of Liberty by the Committee...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and its financial power over U.S. elections. Richard Silverstein is an independent journalist who writes the blog, Tikun Olam, which exposes the secrets of the Israeli national security state. He also publishes at Jacobin Magazine, Middle East Eye, and The New Arab. Check out https://www.richardsilverstein.com
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about Iran. Our guest, Negar Mortazavi, is an Iranian-American journalist and political analyst and host of the Iran Podcast based in Washington DC, who has been covering Iranian affairs and U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East for over a decade. She is a regular media commentator and has appeared on CNN, NBC, NPR, BBC, France24, Aljazeera, and i24News. Her writing has been published in Foreign Policy magazine, The Intercept, Politico, and The...
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This week on Talk World Radio, I'm discussing what to do about Ukraine. See also https://worldbeyondwar.org/ukraine and https://defusenuclearwar.org
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're speaking with Myrna V. Pagan a longtime activist from Vieques, Puerto Rico, the Colony of the Colony. She is the founder of the Vidas Viequenses Valen movement (Vieques Lives Matter) established by the people of Vieques to continue their struggle for justice when they, after decades of protests and a campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience forced the U.S. Navy to close its bombing range and base on May 1, 2003. The struggle continues now in the cleanup...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're speaking with two people who will be leading a training session on Nonviolent Communication Skills at the July 8-10 online NoWar2022 conference. That can be found at https://WorldBEYONDWar.org -- We're speaking with Saadia Qureshi and Nick Rea, both of whom work at the Preemptive Love Coalition, which can be found at https://preemptivelove.org -- Preemptive Love Coalition’s mission is to end war and stop the spread of violence. Saadia Qureshi works as a...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about the COVID pandemic. Our guest, James G Kahn, is an emeritus professor of health policy at the University of California San Francisco. He is an expert in evidence-based medicine and medical decision-making, and a leading researcher in U.S. and global health economics, with more than 200 academic publications. He is also the editor and primary blogger for Health Justice Monitor (http://healthjusticemonitor.org ), and a coauthor of a recent study...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about ending violent crime. Our guest Irvin Waller is emeritus professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa, and author of, among other works, the incredibly useful book, Science and the Secrets of Ending Violent Crime . His website is IrvinWaller.org
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Jun 14, 2022
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Aisha Jumaan is the Founder and President of the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation. Jumaan has over 30 years of experience in public health, including in viral vaccine preventable diseases, cancer research, maternal & child health and nutrition, and women in development. She worked with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for over a decade. Jumaan also worked in her native home, Yemen, with the United Nations Population Fund and the United Nations Development Program....
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about Ukraine and nuclear weapons with Norman Solomon who is Co-Founder and National Director of RootsAction.org. Norman also founded the Institute for Public Accuracy in 1997 and is its executive director. Immersed in anti-war, social justice, and environmental movements since the late 1960s, he is the author of a dozen books including "War Made Easy" and "Made Love, Got War." Defuse Nuclear War: https://defusenuclearwar.org
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about Davos. Our guest Jenny Ricks, speaking to us from Johannesburg South Africa is the global convenor of Fight Inequality Alliance. See http://fightinequality.org
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about psychiatry. Our guest Bruce Levine's new book is A Profession Without Reason: The Crisis of Contemporary Psychiatry Untangled and Solved by Spinoza, Freethinking, and Radical Enlightenment.
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This week on Talk World Radio, we are talking about the unending Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara with Tim Pluta who is speaking to us from the town of Boujdour, in the home of human rights activist Sultana Khaya. Tim is an organizer in Spain with World BEYOND War, a U.S. military veteran, a conscientious objector, and an unarmed civilian protector. See: https://karamasahara.org/register
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about #NoWar2022, an online event planned for July 8th to 10th. Our guest Greta Zarro is Organizing Director of World BEYOND War, where I'm Executive Director, so we are colleagues. Greta is based in Upstate New York, where she and her partner run Unadilla Community Farm, a non-profit organic farm and permaculture education center. See: https://worldbeyondwar.org/nowar2022
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Angelo Cardona is a multi-award-winning human rights defender, and peace and disarmament activist. He is representative of Latin America in the Council of the Nobel-peace prize-winning International Peace Bureau (IPB), Co-founder and President of the Ibero-American Alliance for Peace, member of the International Steering Committee of the Global Campaign on Military Spending, Youth for TPNW, peace ambassador of the Global Peace Chain, and Member of the Advisory Board of World BEYOND War.
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing the state of international law and the war in Ukraine. Our guest Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and member of the bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the advisory boards of the American Association of Jurists and of Veterans for Peace. Marjorie is a legal and political analyst who writes a regular column for Truthout (...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about world citizenship. Our guest, Arthur Kanegis, is President of Future WAVE, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to shifting our culture of violence to a culture of peace. He is the Director/Producer of "The World Is My Country" about the amazing adventures of World Citizen # 1 Garry Davis. Kanegis produced "War Without Winners" narrated by Paul Newman and filmed by Haskell Wexler -- a compelling TV documentary on the...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about whether it's good or bad for a country to have a permanent military. Our guest, Ned Dobos is Senior Lecturer in Ethics at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia. He is the author of Ethics, Security, and the War Machine: the True Cost of the Military .
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing the use of nonviolent activism in Western Sahara. Our guest, Ruth McDonough is a 35-year-old former secondary school teacher who was born and raised in the northern mountains of Wabanaki/New Hampshire. Ruth is an educator, facilitator, and activist in service of understanding across diversity of experiences and perspectives. Right now she is one of a team of people serving as nonviolent unarmed protectors in Western Sahara.
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing the war on Yemen with Hassan El-Tayyab, the legislative director for Middle East policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Prior to joining FCNL in August 2019, Hassan El-Tayyab was co-director of the national advocacy group Just Foreign Policy, where he led their lobbying work to advance a more progressive foreign policy in the Middle East and Latin America. He played a major role in the successful passage of the War Powers...
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This week on Talk World Radio, Lee Camp. He was the host, head writer, & creator of "Redacted Tonight" for 8 years, until it was canceled due to U.S. sanctions. It was the only anti-war anti-corporate comedy show on U.S. TV. In the same week, Lee's podcast "Moment of Clarity" was removed from Spotify, and his youtube channel was banned across Europe & the UK. Now he's at: https://www.patreon.com/LeeCamp
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about burn pits. Our guest Kali Rubaii is an assistant professor of anthropology at Purdue University, researching the environmental health impacts of war. She did research among farmers from Anbar, Iraq, in 2014 and 2015, documenting the environmental effects of the 2003 U.S. occupation. She is currently in Fallujah conducting research on the epidemic of birth defects in the region. https://www.facebook.com/fallujahhospital2012...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking with Alfred de Zayas, author of <em>Building a Just World Order</em>. He is former UN Independent Expert on international order (2012-18), senior lawyer with the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights, Secretary of the UN Human Rights Committee and Chief of the Petitions Department.
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about Western Sahara and a book -- now out in an updated second edition -- called Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution by Stephen Zunes and Jacob Mundy. Our guest, Stephen Zunes is professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco. His books include Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism .
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about Smedley Butler with the author of a terrific new biography called Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire . The author, Jonathan Katz, based here in Charlottesville, Virginia, as most of the coolest people are, received the James Foley/Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism for reporting from Haiti. His first book, widely praised, was The Big Truck That Went By . You can find him at...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about debt, including student debt. Our guest Braxton Brewington is a spokesperson and organizer for The Debt Collective. See https://debtcollective.org The Debt Collective is the nation's first debtors union fighting for debt abolition and a transformation to our economy. Braxton is a North Carolina native and graduate from North Carolina A&T State University.
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about the saga of Julian Assange with Richard Hillgrove who was hired by Assange in 2018 to lobby British MPs for his release, and worked for him until September 2020. You can find Richard Hillgrove at https://6hillgrovepr.com
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing nuclear weapons and war with Ken Mayers from Veterans For Peace, which has -- in anticipation of the Biden administration's nuclear posture review -- released its own nuclear posture review. See https://veteransforpeace.org About Ken Mayers: The Marine Corps paid Ken’s way through Princeton as an NROTC scholarship holder. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1958 and accepted a commission as a regular Marine Corps Officer,...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., media, activism, and related topics with Jared A. Ball, who is a Professor of Communication and Africana Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, and author of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power . Ball is also host of the podcast “iMiXWHATiLiKE!”, co-founder of Black Power Media which can be found at BlackPowerMedia.org, and his decades of journalism, media, writing, and political work...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about the difficulty the U.S. government has in ceasing to threaten war on Iran or even committing to uphold future commitments. Our guest, Robert Fantina, is a Member of the Board of Directors of World BEYOND War. He is based in Canada. Bob is an activist and journalist, working for peace and social justice. He writes extensively about the oppression of the Palestinians by apartheid Israel. He is the author of several books, including Empire, Racism...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about refusing military "service." Our guest Charles Lenchner is a veteran peace activist, organizer, and political campaigner. Born in the United States, he grew up in Israel where he became an anti-occupation activist at a young age. In 1987, he was drafted into the Israeli Army and subsequently refused orders and spent time in military prison. More recently he was a co-founder of People for Bernie Sanders and today is part of the...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about peace activism in 2021 and looking ahead to 2022. Our guest Greta Zarro is Organizing Director for World BEYOND War, where I'm Executive Director. Greta previously worked as New York Organizer for Food & Water Watch. There, she campaigned on issues related to fracking, genetically engineered foods, climate change, and the corporate control of our common resources. Greta and her partner run Unadilla Community Farm, a non-profit organic farm...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing the state of war and peace in the world with peace activist Kathy Kelly. Kathy's efforts to end wars have led her to living in war zones and prisons over the past 35 years. In 2009 and 2010, Kathy was part of two Voices for Creative Nonviolence delegations which visited Pakistan to learn more about the consequences of U.S. drone attacks. From 2010 - 2019, the group organized dozens of delegations to visit Afghanistan, where they continued learning...
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This week on Talk World Radio: We're all going to die. Our guest, Helen Caldicott, is founder and president emeritus of Physicians for Social Responsibility, founder of Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament, Co-Leader of the 1980 Nuclear Freeze Voter Initiative Campaign, founder of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute (now called Beyond Nuclear), founder of the Helen Caldicott Foundation, and initiator of the movement against French atmospheric tests in Australia and New Zealand. Her...
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This week on Talk World Radio, the sneaky and sleazy bipartisan privatizing of Medicare. Our guest, Kay Tillow, is chair of Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care and Coordinator of Unions for Single Payer Health Care. She is a retired union organizer who has worked for decades with nurses and other hospital workers.
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Alfred W. McCoy is the author of a tremendous new book called To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change . He also holds the Harrington Chair in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After earning his Ph.D. in Southeast Asian history at Yale in 1977, his writing has focused on Philippine political history, the history of modern empires, and the covert netherworld of illicit drugs, syndicate crime, and state security. His first book, The Politics of Heroin in Southeast...
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This week on Talk World Radio, the U.S. colony of Guam. Our guest, Chris Gelardi is a New York City-based journalist. His work appears in The Nation, The Intercept, and The Appeal , among other publications. His recent article in The Nation is called "Guam: Resisting Empire at the 'Tip of the Spear'."
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This week on Talk World Radio, Is Wall Street Taking Over Ownership of Nature? Our guest Randall Wray is a professor of economics at Bard College. His current research focuses on providing a critique of orthodox monetary theory and policy, and the development of an alternative approach. He also publishes extensively in the areas of full employment policy and, more generally, fiscal policy. Wray’s most recent book is A Great Leap Forward: Heterodox Economic Policy for the 21st Century.
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're going to hold a bit of a respectful and civil debate. I'm going to take the position that we should be focused on preventing wars and defunding militaries even at the expense of working to reform wars. My guest, Leonard Rubenstein's position includes support for reforming war to protect healthcare workers and patients. Rubenstein is the author of Perilous Medicine: The Struggle to Protect Health Care from the Violence of War. He is professor and director of...
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Stuart Parkinson is Executive Director of Scientists for Global Responsibility. He has been an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and provided advice to UK negotiators to the UN climate change convention. He then spent a year working for Friends of The Earth, co-ordinating research and policy work highlighting the link between environmental problems and social injustice. His reports include The environmental impacts of the UK military sector ; and Under the...
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Daniel Ellsberg is a former U.S. military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation who precipitated a national uproar in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, the U.S. military’s account of activities during the Vietnam War, to The New York Times. Ellsberg has continued as a political activist, giving lecture tours and speaking out about current events, and as an author of critically important books, and as a guest on this program and many others. Dan Ellsberg has recently published with...
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Margaret Kimberley is a co-founder and Executive Editor and Senior Columnist for Black Agenda Report, a recipient of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromising Integrity in Journalism, a board member of Consortium News, and a recipient of a 2021 Women and Media Award from the Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press. Ms. Kimberley is author of the book “Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents,” which we discussed with her last year. She is also a contributor to the anthologies “In...
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This week on Talk World Radio: Stand on Guard for Whom? — A People’s History of the Canadian Military . That's the title of the new book, his twelfth, from our guest Yves Engler. His website is YvesEngler.com
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This week on Talk World Radio: a new book called Punishment Without Trial: Why Pleabargaining Is a Bad Deal . The author, Carissa Byrne Hessick, is the Ransdell Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she also serves as the director of the Prosecutors and Politics Project. Before joining the faculty at UNC, she taught at the law schools of Arizona State, Harvard, and the University of Utah. Her work on the criminal justice system has been...
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This week on Talk World Radio, The Kaepernick Effect is a new book by our guest Dave Zirin who is sports editor for The Nation and the author of 10 books on the politics of sports, including Jim Brown: Last Man Standing . His website is at EdgeofSports.com .
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This week on Talk World Radio: U.S. military bases all over the world and what the heck are they doing there? Our guest David Vine is Professor of Anthropology at American University. His books include Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World and his latest, just out in paperback, The United States of War: A Global History of America’s Endless Conflicts, From Columbus to the Islamic State . Find him at https://davidvine.net Find an online book club he's about to...
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This week on Talk World Radio, the failures of September 11th and the failures of the global war launched on September 12th. Our guest Coleen Rowley is a retired special agent and former Minneapolis Division legal counsel of the FBI who taught constitutional law and law enforcement ethics to FBI agents and other law enforcement, then became a whistleblower about the FBI’s pre 9-11 failures and the folly of the Iraq invasion. She was named, along with two other corporate whistleblowers, as...
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This week on Talk World Radio: Better late and diastrously than never. It's never too soon to end a war, even if you don't really end it, tell lots of lies about it, and increase military spending to prepare for more wars.
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This week on Talk World Radio, one of the ways in which the killing machine of war just keeps on killing. Our guest Kiji Noh and co-author Claudia Chaufan have published an article in Social Medicine called "The Neglected Role of the Military as a Disease Vector: Implications for Covid-19 and for Global Health Policy." Claudia Chaufan is Associate Professor of Health Policy & Global Health, past Program Director of the Graduate Program in Health at York University. K.J. Noh is an...
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This week on Talk World Radio: Living through the dying of the Earth. Our guest Daniel Sherrell is the author of a powerful new book called Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World . Daniel Sherrell is an organizer born in 1990. He helped lead the campaign to pass landmark climate justice legislation in New York and is the recipient of a Fulbright grant in creative nonfiction. He currently serves as Campaign Director for the Climate Jobs National Resource Center.
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This week on Talk World Radio: Danny Sjursen is a retired U.S. Army officer, director of the new Eisenhower Media Network (EMN) , senior fellow at the Center for International Policy (CIP), and contributing editor at Antiwar.com . His work has appeared in the LA Times, NY Times, The Nation , HuffPost , The Hill , Salon , BuzzFeed News , Tom Dispatch and Truthdig.com , among other publications. He hosts the Fortress on a Hill podcast and has a website at https://skepticalvet.com
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This week on Talk World Radio: Peace in the Streets. Our guest Robert Gray is Co-Founder of Uhuru, an organization based where I am, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Gray is a visionary, businessman, brand strategist, and social entrepreneur with a passion for education reform and economic empowerment. He's done a wide range of organizing work, and in 2019 received a Proclamation from Charlottesville City Council for his work in the community. He has over 10 years of experience working with...
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This week on Talk World Radio: Remembering the Alamo, or -- better yet -- forgetting it. Our guest Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and the author of seven books, including the New York Times #1 best-selling Barbarians at the Gate (with John Helyar) and Public Enemies . He is co-author of a terrific new book called Forget the Alamo .
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This week on Talk World Radio: Why won't disproven Russiagate ever go away? Our guest Ray McGovern was an infantry/intelligence officer in the early Sixties, and became a CIA analyst. His duties eventually included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing The President’s Daily Brief. He conducted the one-on-one morning briefings of President Reagan’s five most senior national security officials, including VP Bush, from 1981 to 1985. In retirement Ray co-founded Veteran...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing Haiti with human rights lawyer and activist Brian Concannon. He is Executive Director of Project Blueprint, which promotes a progressive, human rights-based U.S. foreign policy by bringing the perspectives of people impacted by U.S. actions abroad into policy discussions. Brian founded the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), and was its Executive Director from 2004-2019. He lived in Haiti from 1995 to 2004, where he served as a...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing Ukraine, war, and peace. Our guest Yurii Sheliazhenko is executive secretary of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement and a board member of the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection. He obtained a Master of Mediation and Conflict Management degree in 2021 and a Master of Laws degree in 2016 at KROK University. In addition to his participation in the peace movement, he is a journalist, blogger, human rights defender, and legal scholar, an author of...
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This week on Talk World Radio, U.S. military veterans. Our guest, Michael Messner is professor of sociology and gender studies at the University of Southern California . He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author or editor of nineteen books, and has in recent years focused his research on U.S. military veterans who become lifelong advocates for peace and social justice. The first book based on this research, Guys Like Me: Five Wars, Five...
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This week on Talk World Radio, the non-ending of the war on Afghanistan, the ramping up of the cold war on China, and the Black Alliance for Peace. Our guest Julie Varughese has served in an advisory role for the Black Alliance for Peace since it was founded in 2017. She also is the coordinator of the Black Alliance for Peace's Solidarity Network. See https://blackallianceforpeace.com
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This week on Talk World Radio: draft registration. Is it unfair to young women not to force them to kill and die for weapons profits? Our guest Rivera Sun is the Editor of Nonviolence News, a nationwide trainer in strategy for nonviolent movements, and the author of many books and novels, including The Dandelion Insurrection and The Way Between. She serves on the Advisory Boards of World BEYOND War and the Backbone Campaign. Her essays on nonviolence are syndicated by Peace Voice and published...
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This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing that barbaric vestige of uncontrollable ignorance and sadism, capital punishment. Our guest is Alexandra Klein. Professor Alexandra Klein researches and teaches in the area of criminal law, criminal procedure constitutional law, and the death penalty. Her scholarship has been published in, or is forthcoming in the Ohio State Law Journal, the Florida Law Review, and the Washington and Lee Law Review. Her recent article in The Nation magazine is...
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This Week on Talk World Radio, it's time to end the terrorism-generating war on terrorism. Our guest is Scott Horton. Scott Horton is the director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, and author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, and of the new book we'll be mostly discussing Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism.
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This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about activism on behalf of the basic human rights of Palestinians. Our guest is Nora Barrows-Friedman. Nora Barrows-Friedman is an associate editor at The Electronic Intifada and the author of In Our Power: US Students Organize for Justice in Palestine . She is also the co-host of The Electronic Intifada Podcast, and co-host of The Brief Podcast. Learn more: https://electronicintifada.net
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Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editorial Director and Publisher of The Nation magazine. See https://thenation.com She is also vice-president of the American Committee for U.S.-Russia Accord, a group interested in an informed dialogue about improving U.S.-Russia relations. See https://usrussiaaccord.com
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This week on Talk World Radio, our guest is Richard Falk. Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, and currently Chair of Global Law, Queen Mary University London. Falk served as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestine (2008-2014). He has written several books. (Re)Imagining Humane Global Governance (2014), proposes a value-oriented assessment of world order and future trends. Among his earlier writings are Legal...
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This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing the earth's climate and militarism, and what Veterans For Peace is working on. Our guest is Vince Dijanich, a veteran of what the Vietnamese call "The American War," and a founder of the Climate Crisis and Militarism Project at Veterans for Peace. Vince also works with the Climate Reality Project and Sustaining All Life. Related link: https://www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/climatecrisis
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Dr. Sam Perlo-Freeman is a Research Coordinator at Campaign Against Arms Trade in the UK, where he has focused on UK military spending and procurement, UK arms sales to Saudi and the war in Yemen, and global arms trade to countries in conflict. Previously, Sam worked at the World Peace Foundation on corruption in the international arms trade, and before that at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, researching global military spending, arms trade, and arms production. He has...
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Matthew Hoh is a Senior Fellow with the Center for International Policy and a member of the Eisenhower Media Network (EMN), as well as a member of the Advisory Board of World BEYOND War. He is a 100% disabled Marine combat veteran and, in 2009, he resigned his position with the State Department in Afghanistan in protest of the escalation of the war.
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This week on Talk World Radio, what's going on in Cameroon. Our guest is Guy Feugap. He is coordinator in Cameroon for World BEYOND War. More information: https://worldbeyondwar.org/?s=feugap
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This Week on Talk World Radio in the first half of the show our guest is Vanessa Lanteigne. Vanessa is the National Coordinator at the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace which is Canada’s longest-running national women’s peace organization. Vanessa has worked in a variety of roles in non-profits around the world. In Tanzania, she worked at an organization to end child marriage and promote the rights of children. In Ghana as a facilitator for youth livelihood skills, she facilitated training...
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This week on Talk World Radio, Iran, the United States, war, and peace. Our guest, Yasmine Taeb, is a human rights lawyer, progressive strategist, and former DNC Committeewoman for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Previously, she served as a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and a Senior Policy Counsel at Demand Progress. She's a seasoned human rights lobbyist and her efforts focus on ending militarism at home and abroad and advocating for refugees and asylum seekers. In 2021,...
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This week on Talk World Radio: santions, the harm they do, and how to end them. Our guest is Hanieh Jodat Barnes, a Bernie Sanders 2020 Delegate, President-co-founder of Muslim Delegates and Allies, National Director of PDA Middle East Alliance, and Founding member of Women's March Los Angeles. See: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-biden-to-lift-sanctions-for-covid-relief and http://liftthesanctions.org
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This week on Talk World Radio: guess who's being taxed less than they used to be? Our guest, Bob Lord, is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he focuses on the relationship of tax law to inequality. He was co-author of a recent briefing paper that found that taxes on the rich are one-sixth of what they used to be. See https://ips-dc.org/ips-authors/bob-lord
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Todd Miller is the author of the books Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World (2019), Storming the Wall (2017), and Border Patrol Nation (2014). He is co-author of the recent report for the Transnational Institute " Biden's Border: The Border Industry, The Democrats, and the 2020 Elections ."
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This week on Talk World Radio: Who funds so-called foreign relations experts and why? Our guest is Eli Clifton. He is senior advisor at the Quincy Institute and investigative-journalist-at-large at Responsible Statecraft . He recently published an article called " Weapons Biz Bankrolls Experts Pushing to Extend Afghan War ." See: https://responsiblestatecraft.org/author/eclifton
Topic: Military Industrial Complex